The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California during the early 1970s.
The group chose the name Eagles as a nod to The Byrds.
With five #1 singles and six #1 albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful recording artists of the decade.
At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975 and Hotel California, ranked among the 10 best-selling albums according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
They also have the best selling album in the U.S. to date with Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975.